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Winter Break Stay

Winter Break

December 2017–January 2018

Winter Break Stay Form

Final Exams

  • Final Exams take place Dec. 11–15, 2017
  • 24-hour quiet hours are in effect from 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 through 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16
  • Please be respectful of your neighbors’ rights to sleep and study during this time.

Dining Hours

Location and hours-of-operation will be available by the first of Dec.

Prior to Leaving for Winter Break

Before departing for break all residents should:

  • Remove items from floor(s)
  • Clean and vacuum/sweep their entire room/apartment
  • Clean dishes, etc. (dirty items should note be left in sinks)
  • Remove all trash and recycling to designated areas
  • Unplug all electronic devices (except fish tanks and fridges)
  • Set thermostat to 65° F
  • Lock windows, close blinds, turn off all lights
  • Close and lock door on the way out

University Housing staff may enter your room/apartment over the break period to complete inspections. Inspections are for the purpose of assessing the current condition of the space and/or to ensure that all electrical items are unplugged.

If you are moving out of Housing, please speak with your RA or House Manager for more information. You will need to schedule a check-out appointment to be completed with a Residential Living staff member. After your belongings are completely removed, Residential Living staff will walk through your space with you, and then you will return your key at the community desk.

Room changes are not permitted between the fall and spring semester. Room Changes will resume on January 18 after occupancy verification processes have been completed. Please click here to find out more information about Room Change Processes.

Winter Break Sustainability Tips

Think about ways to be sustainable when departing for Winter Break…

  • Consider carpooling to the airport, or using other forms of sustainable travel.
  • Do you have items that you no longer need or want, but that are in good condition? Please drop off any donation items at the Goodwill drop boxes on campus.
  • Remember to turn down your thermostat, but do not turn it off. Setting the thermostat at 65 degrees will create energy savings while you are not here. Turning the heat off, however, could cause the pipes to freeze!

Winter Break Closing

University Housing closes for Winter Break at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2018.

  • Residents may remain on campus throughout final exam week
  • Residents must depart for Winter Break no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16
  • Residents who are graduating may remain on-campus until 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 22

Residents in Lightsey Bridge, Calhoun Courts and Thornhill Village are allowed to remain in their apartments over the break, provided they fill out the Winter Break Stay Form by Dec. 15. Please click here to find more information about Winter Break Housing and request to stay.


Do you have rented textbooks or want to sell back your books after final exams?

Barnes & Noble in the Hendrix Student Center will be open for book buy back week.

  • Dec. 11-15 from 7:45 a.m. until 6 p.m.
    • The return deadline for rented textbooks is Dec. 15.
  • Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

Winter Break Parking

Leaving your vehicle on campus during Winter Break?

Parking and Transportation Services strongly recommends that you park your vehicle in the R-3 parking lot, located on the West side of campus next to the football stadium, which will be patrolled regularly by CUPD throughout the break. Be sure to lock your vehicle; no valuables should be left inside, visible or hidden.


If you have questions about Winter Break closing, please speak to a Residential Living staff member.  Good luck on your final exams!